CRAIN'S --NY housing ends 2013 strong

New fourth-quarter numbers from the Real Estate Board of New York show a 31% bounce in sales compared with the end of 2012, with particular activity in Queens and Staten Island.

The New York City housing market exited 2013 strongly, according to fourth-quarter sales data for all five boroughs released Tuesday by the Real Estate Board of New York. In the fourth quarter, the total value of sales hit $9.6 billion, up a solid 29% from the same period last year, according to the data.

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